Alpari announced today that it has activated the hedging option in the MetaTrader 5 platform. The new option takes into account trader preference for using strategies with locked positions, adding to the existing functionality of MetaTrader 5.
Alpari states that the MetaTrader 5 platform is already a platform of choice for many traders, investors and managers with its MT4 platform having proved highly popular amongst the trading community.
The new generation MT5 platform goes one step further by simplifying the trading process for clients. It differs from the genuine version in terms of its more progressive algorithms for processing client operations, its speed and ease of use when conducting trades.
Taking into account trader needs to simultaneously open a trade in opposite directions and manage them separately, Alpari has updated MT5 and added in the new opportunity of hedging.
Alpari CEO Boris Shilov commented: “The MT5 trading platform is the most modern of instruments for traders, combining far reaching opportunities of manual and algorithmic trading, analysis, social trading and support for various mobile platforms. IT specialists at Alpari have taken trader wishes into account and have realized this important addition to MT5 – the option of locking – in a very short time span.”
From now on, live ecn.mt5 accounts will open with the hedging option as standard. In the future Alpari plans to make the switch between the netting and hedging versions of MT5 automatic via the settings option in “myAlpari”.
Alpari tested the hedging option on ecn.mt5 demo accounts at the end of April which was reportedly met with a high level of positive feedback from clients and market experts. The addition of this feature means that Alpari clients are now the first in the world market of internet trading to benefit from the hedging version of MT5 on live accounts.